20 February 2020 – Gov.uk
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) now has a new feature for applicants that apply for their basic check directly to DBS, using the online application route.
From 20.02.2020, when an individual applies for their basic check directly to DBS, they will be able to select a ‘Someone else is paying’ option. They will receive an email that contains a payment link, which can then be forwarded to the person that is going to be paying for their check. The check can be paid for by debit or credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay.
Research highlighted that employers wanted to be able to pay for their employees’ checks, but it was often inconvenient, costly and time-consuming, as payment previously needed to be taken during the application process.
More information about basic DBS checks can be found here.